How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned Posted February 9, 2017 According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, air ducts need to be cleaned about three to five years on average. Your home’s location, your pets and the length of time you’ve had your air filters—along with many other factors—can influence this timeline. How can you tell if it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? We’ve got some signs that you should keep an eye on.Look for these clues: 1. When your vents are totally opened, do any have less airflow than others?2. Can you hear something other than your blower motor when you focus on the airflow? 3. Is there blockage inside your cold air return vent?4. When you glimpse inside with a flashlight, do you see a buildup of debris or fuzz from your pet’s hair?5. Have bugs or rodents created a home in your ductwork?6. Are your cold air returns layered with dust or pet hair?7. Are your registers blowing out dust?If you said “yes” to any of these questions, it’s likely time to ask Temp Air System Inc in La Puente about air duct cleaning.Prolonging Time Between Air Duct CleaningWhile professional cleanings are important, there are steps you can take to protect your ducts and extend the time between professional visits. Most importantly, schedule periodic HVAC maintenance with the experts at Temp Air System Inc. A yearly checkup of your furnace in the fall and air conditioning unit in the spring will keep your HVAC system working at peak performance. Inspecting your system regularly and replacing the air filter when necessary will also help keep your ducts clean.The pros at Temp Air System Inc can also help you learn about air purification systems. We offer the Lennox PureAir Air Purification System, Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner, Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner, Healthy Climate High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System and Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Lights. Installing one of these systems can also help keep your ducts clean.More ways you can help manage your ducts:• Seal air duct leaks that let dirt in from places such as your attic.• Check your air filters on a regular basis and switch them out when necessary. • Regularly dust and vacuum your house.• Replace air duct insulation if it is in poor or moist condition. Keeping your ducts clean will help you make sure the air in your La Puente home is clean. Make sure to use these preventative actions and schedule a professional duct cleaning now. Call the experts at Temp Air System Inc at 626-587-4559 or schedule an appointment online.